(Mac Millan Encyclopedia of Sociology Volume 5, year 2000, page 3055) Prejudice is a form of a negative stereotype. I concluded that only the older ones (over 40) discriminated strongly against the members of people of different faith, while the younger generations were mostly open-minded and accepting since none of the interlocutors had any problems with people of their age.
Also, I wanted participants to answer sincerely, therefore anonymously, since sometimes people hide that they have prejudices at all. who both experienced troubles dating people outside of the LGBT group.
I created 16 questions that dealt with four minority groups: the Roma, the people who practice a different religion, and members of the LGBT group.
The questions were identical for each of the minorities: 1) Would you befriend a member of… 3) Would you mind if a member of your family would date a member of…
4) Would you mind if your teacher/boss were a member of… They all experienced problems befriending people, and even lost some of them when they came out to them.
The majority of my respondents were women, 65%, 62% of all of the respondents were between 15-25 years old, and 67% percent stated that they have graduated from the University. faced any negative comments considering the people who they were dating, while A. believed that her father would disown her if he knew that she dated anyone other than the Gorani, not only non-Muslim.
The majority, over 80% of the respondents, stated that they would befriend people from all of the minority groups. All of them knew at least one person who works as a boss or as a teacher and they have never heard them having any negative comments concerning their employees or students. stated that she was indirectly discriminated at school since she was not able to attendclass because not enough students applied for it, and she had to attend a class taught by an Orthodox priest, once a week. Indirect discrimination can be described as a legalized way to discriminate against a certain social group, for example anti-gay law in Russia. The younger generations are the most open minded and do not discriminate or disapprove as much as the older ones, but the ones who do can be very aggressive and dangerous at times.This distinction between direct and indirect discrimination is important because it was included in the questions I made for the second part of my research. References: Encyclopedia of Sociology, Vol 1-5, published by: Mac Millan in 2000.In the first part of the essay I have presented the results of an online questionnaire, to which 154 people responded, and in the second part I have presented the results of the interview with a few members of the each social group. The common stereotypes are usually negative, people perceive gay and bisexual men as feminine, promiscuous, HIV infected, and interested in fashion, while they firmly believe that lesbians and bisexual women are masculine, hate men, and have short hair.According to Mac Millan Encyclopedia of Sociology a stereotype is one type of attitude. These interviews show that unfortunately, the ones who are members of the marginalized social groups, even those who are rarely discriminated, have at least once been openly discriminated and opposed by a member of the majority.I shared the questionnaire on my Facebook and Twitter profiles, and some of my friends did the same.